City Commission Meeting Summary of Minutes – September 10, 2018

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, September 10, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held August 27, 2018.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held August 27, 2018.

3) Received Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement application for American Mitsuba and set a public hearing for Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comment on same.

4) Received fall 2018 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal 2% funding requests from City Departments.

5) Received proposed 2019 Annual Operating Budget and set a public hearing for Monday, November 12, 2018 on same.

6) Resolution to amend 2018 Operating Budget.

7) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1040, an Ordinance to Repeal Chapter 53, Section 53.01 – Storm Sewer District No. 1 of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances, in its entirety.

Confirmed the purchase and development agreement for 410 W. Broadway as recommended by the Economic Development Corporation.

Approved appointment of Josh Agardy to EDC/BRDA as recommended by the Appointments Committee.

Authorized the allocation of $4,450 of sidewalk funds to the proposed right of way improvements on Michigan and Illinois and authorized City staff to work with Sacred Heart representatives to coordinate the work.

Authorized the Mayor to sign the Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission Environmental Review package for the 2019 Energy Performance Contract.

Approved and conducted a closed session pursuant to subsection 8(c) of the Open Meetings Act for strategy and negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement.

Conducted a work session discussion regarding setting the Medical Marihuana Application deadline.

Adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

City meetings now streamed live

Staying informed on City government has become even more convenient.

The Mt. Pleasant City Commission, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings will now be streamed live on the City’s YouTube Channel at  https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/

All meetings are held at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street, Mt. Pleasant.

The City Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

The Planning Commission meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Meetings can also be viewed on Channel 188 or, online at a later date under Mt. Pleasant Government Access on https://mactvnetwork.viebit.com/

Here are the five things to watch at the September 10 City Commission meeting

To see the full City Commission agenda and packet for September 10, 2018 click here.

  1. Public hearing on an ordinance to repeal Chapter 53 Section 53.01-Storm Sewer District No. 1 of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances, in its entirety and consider approval on the same.
  2. Receive Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement application for American Mitsuba and set a public hearing for September 24, 2018 on the same.
  3. Consider confirmation of Economic Development Corporation purchase and development agreement.
  4. Receive proposed 2019 Annual Operating Budget and set a public hearing for November 12, 2018 on the same.
  5. Consider reallocation of sidewalk funds to right-of-way improvements on Michigan and Illinois.

The Mt. Pleasant City Commission meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.

The Mt. Pleasant City Commission meetings are also streamed live on the City’s YouTube Channel at  https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/   and aired on Channel 188, or viewed online at a later date on the MACTV website.

City offering no fee brush chipping – WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS, THE SCHEDULE IS FULL as of 9/12/18.

As of 9/12/18:  We are no longer taking reservations.  The schedule is full. 

The City is offering up to 150 households 30 minutes of no fee brush chipping during the week of Sept. 24. The service is first come, first served, and residents must make a reservation by contacting the Division of Public Works no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Registration can be completed online, in person or by calling Public Works at (989) 779-5401.

Brush chipping will be performed once per address at no cost for a period of up to 30 minutes. Residents may not transfer a portion of the 30-minute maximum to another resident. If residents have more brush than what can be chipped within the allotted 30 minutes, they have the option of being billed $1.82 per minute for each additional minute, or, at the time the reservation is made, can request crews stop at 30 minutes.

Residents must adhere to the City’s regular brush chipping guidelines. A letter outlining the guidelines will be sent to registrants in advance. Brush chipping will be completed at curbside only. No chipping will occur in the alleys.

After the completion of the no fee program, the City will offer brush chipping services for a fee. Residents may also take yard waste and brush to the Isabella County Materials Recovery Facility at 4208 East River Road.

To make a reservation or to learn more, contact the Division of Public Works at (989) 779-5401 or publicworks@mt-pleasant.org, or visit the office at 1303 N. Franklin Street.

City Commission Meetings to Begin at 7 p.m.

Starting September 10, 2018 the regular meetings of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission will begin at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

The City Commission meets the second and fourth Monday of the month in the City Commission Chambers at Mt. Pleasant City Hall, 320 W. Broadway in Mt. Pleasant. Commission work sessions and special meetings are scheduled as needed.

Meetings can also be viewed live on Channel 188. The meetings are rebroadcast (for two weeks following the meeting) daily at noon, as well as Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., or can be viewed on the MAC TV website at www.mactvnetwork.org.